10:10am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Miami Battling Invasion Of Giant African Snails

Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 10:13 am

The invaders: Two Giant African Snails, in the hands of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services staffers on Thursday (Sept. 15, 2011).
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Giant African Snails, "one of the most damaging land snails in the world," have invaded a southwest Miami subdivision and are now the focus of "a time-consuming expensive counter-attack" by authorities, the Miami Herald reports.

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9:59am

Fri September 16, 2011
All Politics are Local

Obama To Visit Aging KY Bridge

For more than a decade, community leaders have been trying to make the case that replacing the aging Brent Spence Bridge is critically important for the entire nation, not just Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
They’ll get that chance next week, when President Barack Obama visits the bridge to tout the importance of it and other infrastructure projects.

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9:58am

Fri September 16, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Packaging Mix-Up For Birth Control Pills Prompts Recall

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Here's a boo-boo that you just don't expect to happen at a company making prescription medicines — especially a firm called Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.

The Alabama-based maker of generic drugs apparently didn't do enough quality testing. It's recalling a slew of birth control pills because a mistake in the factory put pills in the wrong places inside plastic packages.

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9:55am

Fri September 16, 2011
Business and the Economy

Mail Service Moved Out of Lex?

Roughly 184 jobs at Lexington's postal processing center on Nandino Boulevard could be in jeopardy as the U.S. Postal Service tries to pull itself back to financial health. Lexington is one of 250 processing centers nationwide, and one of seven in Kentucky that will be studied in the next three to four months to see whether it makes sense to consolidate services, according to an announcement Thursday from the U.S. Postal Service. More than 35,000 jobs across the country could be affected, with savings of $3.5 billion.

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9:50am

Fri September 16, 2011
Business and the Economy

KY Jobless Rate Holds at 9.5%

For the fourth consecutive month, Kentucky's unemployment rate remained less than 10 percent, although it stopped declining. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 9.5 percent in August compared to July. The state lost jobs during the month, but a smaller civilian labor force "counterbalanced the job losses, causing the unemployment rate to hold steady," said Justine Detzel, chief labor market analyst for the Office of Employment and Training.

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9:46am

Fri September 16, 2011
Business and the Economy

Japanese Company Adds Jobs in Glasgow

GLASGOW - Community leaders and officials from Akebono Brake in Glasgow unveiled a major expansion at its Barren County facility on Thursday. The $20.6 million project, which added 60,000 square feet to its existing facility, is expected to result in 224 new jobs. Akebono Brake, Glasgow Plant was established in Barren County in 1995 and supplies brakes and brake components to a variety of tier 1 automotive makers. Following the expansion, the Glasgow facility will total almost 400,000 square feet and employ more than 920 Kentuckians.

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9:45am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

No Joking This Time: 4 Men Hospitalized After Bee Attack In California

We had a bit of fun Thursday with a story about a 200-pound beehive in Arizona.

This story's nothing to laugh about:

"4 Men Hospitalized In Honeybee Attack." (OC Weekly)

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9:25am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

New Book Cites 'Bitter Disputes' Among Obama's Economic Advisers

RonSuskind.com

Journalist Ron Suskind had already said that his new book about the Obama administration's response to the 2008-2009 financial crisis would reveal "bitter disputes" among the president's economic advisers.

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9:24am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Commonwealth

Health-Wellness Clinic for Lexington City Workers

Lexington officials are looking at a variety of ways to reduce health care related costs.  Plans for a new health and wellness center for city workers, their families, and retirees were spelled out Thursday.  It would be a voluntary and no co-pays would be required.  Health consultant, David Dermers says the service would not take business away from doctors.

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8:50am

Fri September 16, 2011

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